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Massachusetts judge finds statutory trade secrets misappropriation, despite contrary jury verdict in parallel common law action, and awards plaintiff draconian injunctive relief and millions of dollars in damages, fees and costs
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2011

When the evidence of trade secret misappropriation and resulting substantial damages is compelling, defendants should expect to get hammered in court


Connecticut court has jurisdiction over Canadian defendant charged with misappropriation of Canadian company’s trade secret emails
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2013

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a Connecticut federal court's order dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction a Connecticut


Satisfying the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act’s jurisdictional requirements can be complicated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

The parties in a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case moved for partial summary judgment. Among the issues were whether the plaintiff had incurred the


Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee


Federal Circuit reverses lower court’s ruling that plaintiff’s trade secret misappropriation and conspiracy claims were untimely and unprovable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2015

The Federal Circuit recently held that the dismissal of a trade secrets complaint for failure to state a justiciable claim was not warranted merely


Preliminary injunction issued by Nebraska federal district court to level the playing field in trade secrets dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

A federal district court in Nebraska recently issued a significant preliminary injunction preventing trade secret misappropriation and unlawful


Award of damages for misappropriation does not preclude also awarding injunctive relief
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2011

Clarifying the legal principle that an injunction will only be entered if there is no adequate remedy at law, the Ohio Court of Appeals held recently that an award of damages for past trade secret misappropriation is not inconsistent with, and does not preclude granting, injunctive relief to prevent future harm


California federal court holds that trade secret misappropriation defendant need not respond to plaintiff's discovery requests until provided with identification of information claimed to have been stolen
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

The trend of some recent judicial decisions seems to reflect an increasing concern by courts that, notwithstanding trade secret misappropriation plaintiffs’ understandable reluctance to disclose proprietary information in more detail than absolutely necessary, they must describe with considerable specificity whatever is alleged to have been purloined


Use of even a small amount of commercially valuable confidential information obtained from someone without authority to convey it constitutes actionable trade secret misappropriation according to Eighth Circuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

A recent Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, extremely favorable to a plaintiff alleging trade secret misappropriation, holds that protection may be accorded to a compilation of information if reasonable efforts were made to keep the compilation secret, where the compilation adds value to the information, regardless of the amount of the information that already was in the public domain


Filing a patent application covering a misappropriated trade secret held to constitute a "use" which justifies $600,000 in compensatory damages
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

Quoting Section 40, comment c, of the Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held recently that “Any exploitation of the trade secret that is likely to result in injury to the trade secret owner or enrichment to the defendant” constitutes a “use” giving rise to liability for misappropriation